Laura Manuel, President

I work with local school districts here in Maine as a BCBA and School Psychologist. I received my MA and Ed.S. in School Psychology from Rowan University and completed my ABA coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology.  I have worked with students ranging from preschool through twelfth grade. I enjoy collaborating with teachers and families to develop plans that will best support students. In my spare time I enjoy being with “my crew” – I have three young children, and I also love to swim and run.

Rebecca Watson, Vice President 

I’ve been a BCBA since 2002, receiving my MS in Psychology with a specialization in ABA from Florida State University. My experience has ranged from providing services to children, adults and families, and consultation services to school districts, agencies and residential treatment centers – both through private practice & leadership positions within organizations. Currently, I provide consultation within a public school district in mid-coast Maine, supervise aspiring behavior analysts and teach graduate ABA courses. I love to explore new places with my family, spend time outdoors, and hike or adventure along the coast. 

Eric Campbell,  Treasurer

I became a BCBA in 2011.  I received my MS in Special Education from the University of Southern Maine and completed my ABA coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology.  I have experience working with children with complex developmental and behavioral disabilities from preschool to high school in both the day treatment and public-school setting.  I’m employed at Spurwink Services as the Director of Educational Services and my responsibilities include overseeing the agency’s four day treatment programs, supervision and training, and consultation to program staff and students.  I enjoy traveling, reading, movies, and spending time with my adorable chocolate lab.

Brooke Sheeran-Demers, Secretary

I am currently working at Kensington Elementary School in Kensington, NH where I have a dual role as special education teacher and BCBA. I work with learners in preschool through 1st grade. I am currently focusing on expanding my expertise in PFA/SBT, the Essential for Living curriculum, classroom wide behavior interventions, precision teaching, and trauma informed care.  My hobbies include running/racing, hiking with my husband and 2 sons, exploring the New England coastline, and reading.

Le’Ann Millender, Member-at-Large

I recently started Adventure ABA LLC to provide behavioral services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their providers and families here in Maine. I’m also Director of Strategic Communications for Aspire Living & Learning, a multi-state organization providing residential, day, and educational services in four states. I love to garden, hike, and travel.

Becca Bascom, Member-at-Large

I am the Curriculum Coordinator and Lead BCBA at Fraser-Ford in Sanford for the past 6 years, serving children from preschool to grade 5 in a Day Treatment setting. I provide consultation, staff training, teaching in classrooms, and administrative duties. I enjoy watching nature and social documentary films and series.

Elizabeth (Betsey) Davis, Member-at-Large

I am the owner of Maine Speech and Behavioral Services, Inc. and provide SLP and BCBA consultation services to local school districts. My interests and hobbies outside of AMeBA: include camping, spending time with family, traveling, and reading.

Jillian Close, Member-at-Large

I work in the Auburn School Department across schools, from Tier 1 to Tier 3, this  includes consultation to several of our specialized programs in the district. I am also a Safety Care trainer. My hobbies in the moment include attending my own kids’ (10 and 11) basketball practices and games. My family is a bilingual family, and we look to spend time often in southern Spain.